France Télévisions, SBS & CBC acquire Ukrainian war drama ‘Those Who Stayed’

Australian broadcaster SBS, France Télévisions and CBC Gem, the streaming service of CBC in Canada, have acquired Ukrainian drama anthology series Those Who Stayed. Launched at MIPCOM last month, the 6 x 30-minute series is inspired by events that took place in Kyiv in the first few weeks after the Russian invasion of Ukraine in […]

Eight European pubcasters launch co-commissioning group New8

Eight public broadcasters across Europe including Germany’s ZDF and the Nordic five have joined forces to create a new co-commissioning club that aims to coproduce eight scripted projects each year. New8 is seeking projects across genres and will pool the resources from ZDF (Germany), NPO (The Netherlands), VRT (Belgium), SVT (Sweden), DR (Denmark), YLE (Finland), […]

Sweden’s SVT expands Eva Beckman content role, Jan Helin & Andreas Bedinger to exit

Swedish pubcaster SVT has reshuffled its senior content team with Eva Beckman named programme director, replacing Jan Helin who is joining Nordic media giant Bonnier Group. Beckman was most recently programme director with a focus on drama, film, entertainment, lifestyle, culture, factual and children’s, but she will now oversee all content including documentaries and minority. […]

Korea’s KBS faces ‘existential crisis’, warns BBC, ZDF, France TV & CBC

South Korea’s KBS faces an “existential crisis” if proposals to change its funding mechanism move ahead, according to some of the world’s biggest public broadcasters including the UK’s BBC, CBC in Canada, ZDF in Germany and France Télévisions. Around half of KBS’s revenue comes from the licence fee, which is funded via a levy on […]

European broadcasters co-commission Ukrainian dramedy set in wartime Kiev

Broadcasters SVT in Sweden, NRK in Norway and YLE in Finland have co-commissioned Those Who Stayed, an anthology dramedy series about life during wartime in Kiev from Ukrainian studio Film.UA. The 6 x 40-minute series has been co-developed by Film.UA and Red Arrow Studios International, which will distribute, and is inspired by the true stories […]

Sweden’s SVT boards ‘Whiskey On The Rocks’ from Patrick Nebout’s Skyverse Nordic

Swedish pubcaster has boarded a Cold War dramedy from Stockholm-based Skyverse Nordic, which is being directed by Midnight Sun‘s Björn Stein. Whiskey On The Rocks (6 x 30 minutes) has been written by author Jonas Jonasson, who previously worked with Patrick Nebout and Skyverse Nordic’s creative producer Henrik Jansson-Schweizer on Oscar-nominated The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed […]

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